4.5 out of 5
GoLite Quest Backpack
January 03, 2011
I ordered the Quest because of its weight and its feature set. It is a great pack for 3-5 day trips out into the woods. The hip belt pockets are just the right size. And I find the pack very comfortable to wear with up to about 30 lbs in it. Things I disliked: The side pockets aren't deep enough and they don't have a draw cor to keep things from falling out of them. The detachablelid is useless when detached as it doesn't have any easy way to carry it (no belt). And when it's on the pack, it's always a pain to reseat it correctly. Better would be an attached lid. The nylon straps are all great, though they seem to get the lengths all wrong. The ones you'd like a bit longer (shoulder straps) are 12-13" and the ones that you'd like shorter (compression straps on the sides) are 16 inches. Not sure why they did this. Other than this three issues, I love the pack and would recommend it to a friend. I did cut some of the longer straps and use the pieces to lengthen other ones. Not a great solution but it works for me. I also sewed the lid on so it's easier to reseat after opening it.Pros: Great design, Ease of use
April 19, 2011
Amazing pack! when you put it on you immediately feel like its part of your body! the ergonomics are great and the features are minimal, but spot on! The compression system is genius, there are these elastic cords that cinch the pack up when its not full, making it great for day trips. my only complaint: not a big fan of the colors. i got the black one, and it looks a little underarmour-y
Black/ Grease, Coriander/ Black, Sapphire/ Black and Sun/ Black.
Available sizes, while supplies last, include size medium and size large: m, l.